We have received the result of the poll from the Deputy Returning Officer. The new Town Councillor for Cowpen Ward is Adam Parsons. Please click here to view the Declaration of Result.
The next Local Area Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 15 January in the Civic Centre, Blyth. Please click here for details.
We have been informed by Northumberland County Council of the following road closure:
A1061, B1523 South Newsham Road Blyth
The road closure has been requested by TMS Ltd on behalf of Network Rail for level crossing works. The order is from 22/02/2020 to 23/02/2020. It is expected that the road will be closed from 22:00 on 22/02/2020 to 08:00 on 23/02/2020. No access will be available
Details of the disruption can be viewed here https://one.network/?tm=116029940
The Christmas Light Switch-On Event took place on Friday15 November and the terrible weather didn’t dampen the spirits of all those who came along. For health and safety reasons the planned schedule had to be altered slightly on the night but everyone involved worked hard to make sure the event went ahead as near as possible to plan given the weather conditions. As well as street and stage entertainment, food and market stalls, Santa and his wife Mary Christmas visited the event. There was an opportunity for children to have their photos taken with Santa in his ice sleigh and to post their Christmas letters in a post box made of ice.
Click here to view the photos of the event in the Gallery.
For those that missed Santa and Mary Christmas they will be in the Keel Row Shopping Centre every Saturday until Christmas. Click here for details.
We are taking the opportunity, during the winter months, to review the location of planters around the Town. Some will be relocated and others replaced before the next planting season.
As usual, we are also working with our Partners at Northumberland County Council to review the planting, We are looking to upgrade existing planting in key areas and provide additional planting.
New bulb planting at Links View and Portland Wynd was carried out in late October as an addition to the successful spring bulb planting in other areas.